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What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs... 
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Steff had some shocking moments but he did get in two tries and that's something we've had precious little of in recent years. I suppose I could have picked one of the other players rather than Steff as the runner up - Dacey, Cory Hill and Dillon Lewis were good I thought, but both only played the one game. Shingler was very good - perhaps he should have gotten my nod. Then again you know he won't get a look in as soon as Lydiate and King are back healthy again.

I wonder how many players capped will never be seen again? Dafydd Howells was capped by Japan in 2013, as did Harry Robinson. It's more than likely there will be a couple of players for whom this will be the highlight of their international career. Seems a bit unfair perhaps but I'd put my money on Aled Davies.


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LLanrumneyOik wrote:
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Can't see how Steff Evans covered himself in glory did you not see the first couple of minutes of todays game? He really 5hit out of a Samoan box kick


What you are saying is that he did good but still has a few things to work on?

Throw a few Samoans at him in training then ..

Job done!

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He's an undoubted talent and can't say I've seen him 5hit out before, but opposition coaches will look at that and take note
As far as throwing things at him in training, Samoans, Tumble girls they're all the same

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What have we learnt from this tour?
Well, one thing for sure, we've got a lot of whinging *fuppers* on this board (assuming we didn't know that previously :D ).

We sent out our 2nd or possibly even 3rd team to play on the other side of the world in appalling conditions against big, aggressive, experienced teams full of South Sea Island head hunters.

- Quite a few youngsters got experience of international rugby for the first time.

- Despite the mixed performances (in terms of quality) they showed plenty of guts and character to win the first one comfortably, and scrape a win in the second game.

:thumbup:

And :thefinger: to the whingers...

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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
The point is ... They Is Wales!


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Donkka wrote:
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What have we learnt from this tour?
Well, one thing for sure, we've got a lot of whinging *fuppers* on this board (assuming we didn't know that previously :D ).

We sent out our 2nd or possibly even 3rd team to play on the other side of the world in appalling conditions against big, aggressive, experienced teams full of South Sea Island head hunters.

- Quite a few youngsters got experience of international rugby for the first time.

- Despite the mixed performances (in terms of quality) they showed plenty of guts and character to win the first one comfortably, and scrape a win in the second game.

:thumbup:

And :thefinger: to the whingers...


and please give up believing you posts make sense.

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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
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What have we learnt from this tour?
Well, one thing for sure, we've got a lot of whinging *fuppers* on this board (assuming we didn't know that previously :D ).

We sent out our 2nd or possibly even 3rd team to play on the other side of the world in appalling conditions against big, aggressive, experienced teams full of South Sea Island head hunters.

- Quite a few youngsters got experience of international rugby for the first time.

- Despite the mixed performances (in terms of quality) they showed plenty of guts and character to win the first one comfortably, and scrape a win in the second game.

:thumbup:

And :thefinger: to the whingers...


also McBryde has no idea of in game management

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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
Langland Exile wrote:
Old Second Row wrote:
What have we learnt from this tour?
Well, one thing for sure, we've got a lot of whinging *fuppers* on this board (assuming we didn't know that previously :D ).

We sent out our 2nd or possibly even 3rd team to play on the other side of the world in appalling conditions against big, aggressive, experienced teams full of South Sea Island head hunters.

- Quite a few youngsters got experience of international rugby for the first time.

- Despite the mixed performances (in terms of quality) they showed plenty of guts and character to win the first one comfortably, and scrape a win in the second game.

:thumbup:

And :thefinger: to the whingers...


also McBryde has no idea of in game management


I would suggest that lack of game plan options and a team psychology that seems incapable of change in order to play what is in front of them is a Welsh disease at all levels incl Gatland, although he seems to have changed his spots with the Lions.

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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
Old Second Row wrote:
What have we learnt from this tour?
Well, one thing for sure, we've got a lot of whinging *fuppers* on this board (assuming we didn't know that previously :D ).

We sent out our 2nd or possibly even 3rd team to play on the other side of the world in appalling conditions against big, aggressive, experienced teams full of South Sea Island head hunters.

- Quite a few youngsters got experience of international rugby for the first time.

- Despite the mixed performances (in terms of quality) they showed plenty of guts and character to win the first one comfortably, and scrape a win in the second game.

:thumbup:

And :thefinger: to the whingers...


I pointed out similar things in my "Why are people in this forum so negative?" thread. :occasion5:


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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
Throw in the U-20s and the U-18s and things are coming along :-

http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/matchcentre/results_and_fixtures_wales_u20.php

http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/matchcentre/results_and_fixtures_wales_u18.php


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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
The wins against Samoa and tonga with young inexperienced sides is much better than being giving credit for

However general dissatisfaction with pretty much everything related to Welsh rugby is clouding judgement


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[quote="Figaro"]Steff had some shocking moments but he did get in two tries and that's something we've had precious little of in recent years. I suppose I could have picked one of the other players rather than Steff as the runner up - Dacey, Cory Hill and Dillon Lewis were good I thought, but both only played the one game. Shingler was very good - perhaps he should have gotten my nod. Then again you know he won't get a look in as soon as Lydiate and King are back healthy again.

That is part of the problem. SHingler was outstanding in the Scarlets back row, and plays were set up to use his undoubted athleticism. His speed created several scoring opportunities and he shone as a member of a properly balanced back row.

King has no real position, and Lydiate, while a very good defender, lacks foot speed as the game has become faster.

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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
Langland Exile wrote:
Figaro wrote:
Steff had some shocking moments but he did get in two tries and that's something we've had precious little of in recent years. I suppose I could have picked one of the other players rather than Steff as the runner up - Dacey, Cory Hill and Dillon Lewis were good I thought, but both only played the one game. Shingler was very good - perhaps he should have gotten my nod. Then again you know he won't get a look in as soon as Lydiate and King are back healthy again.

That is part of the problem. SHingler was outstanding in the Scarlets back row, and plays were set up to use his undoubted athleticism. His speed created several scoring opportunities and he shone as a member of a properly balanced back row.

King has no real position, and Lydiate, while a very good defender, lacks foot speed as the game has become faster.


Don't forget young Davies who should've gone on tour!
That was sinful!

He is a player that I love to watch.

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Tony Panties wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Figaro wrote:
Steff had some shocking moments but he did get in two tries and that's something we've had precious little of in recent years. I suppose I could have picked one of the other players rather than Steff as the runner up - Dacey, Cory Hill and Dillon Lewis were good I thought, but both only played the one game. Shingler was very good - perhaps he should have gotten my nod. Then again you know he won't get a look in as soon as Lydiate and King are back healthy again.

That is part of the problem. SHingler was outstanding in the Scarlets back row, and plays were set up to use his undoubted athleticism. His speed created several scoring opportunities and he shone as a member of a properly balanced back row.

King has no real position, and Lydiate, while a very good defender, lacks foot speed as the game has become faster.


Don't forget young Davies who should've gone on tour!
That was sinful!

He is a player that I love to watch.


PArt of the balanced back row..

Barclay off the ball/ game reading
Davies closer to the ball/opportunistic/turnover
Shingler in open space/outside channels for counter attacks

I thought the way the Scarlets used 7 forwards and used James Davies on the outside against Leinster in the semi after Steff was sent off was very clever.

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The wins against Samoa and tonga with young inexperienced sides is much better than being giving credit for

However general dissatisfaction in West Wales with pretty much everything related to Welsh rugby is clouding their judgement.


Absolutely, us in East Wales know our place.


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Post Re: What we learned from Wales' tour of the PIs...
Tony Panties wrote:
Don't forget young Davies who should've gone on tour!
That was sinful!

He is a player that I love to watch.


Unfortunately you CAN forget James Davies, or at least until at least 2019 as the current coaching team will never pick him. Disgraceful though it is !!!


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